We are well into summer now, and I have been thinking a lot about my summer bucket list. Every summer, we set out with a lengthy list of all of the things we want to do before the winter weather sets in. And, before we know it, summer is over, and we’ve only done a few things on our list. Last year I was big and pregnant, and I didn’t handle the heat too well. This year, we have a nine-month-old son, whose window for doing activities is pretty short. Here are some of the items on my list for this summer, including some of the activities we have accomplished.
- Have brunch on a patio, with margaritas. It has been a long time since we have been able to enjoy a meal on a patio. Fortunately, we can check this one off of our list. Last weekend, my husband and I celebrated two years of marriage with margaritas and Mexican food at The Rio in Denver. The weather was beautiful, the patio was quiet, and my parents kept the munchkin for a few hours. We are eager to do this again!
- Check out the Colorado Renaissance Festival. I know that I have talked about this before, but this is one of my favorite summertime activities. I love people watching, as visitors and performers walk around dressed in medieval garb. I can’t leave without a beer and an artichoke, and my husband has to get his turkey leg fix.
- Spend a more time at the pool. So far, so good. We have made quite a few visits to the pool so far this summer, but I definitely want to go more often. With a community pool (within walking distance) at our disposal, it only makes sense to find chairs by the pool, and soak up some sun.
- Go hiking. Now, I don’t know that my husband is on board for this one, especially since we live in the land of bears and mountain lions, but I really want to go hiking. And, for those of you who know me well, you know that I do not love the outdoors. At this point, I would settle for a visit or two to Garden of the Gods, where we can wander around between the massive red rocks.
- Take our son to the zoo for the first time. At nine months old, I think he will enjoy looking at the zoo creatures. He already shows an interest in the bunnies that inhabit our yard, and he loves his animal picture book! Plus, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, he can feed a giraffe!
This is my short bucket list for this summer. I am pretty confident we can do all of the activities on the list before summer’s end. What about you? What is on your summer bucket list?